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Resort Recreation

Adventures await at your home away from home in the heart of Santa Cruz 

Whatever your preference, Chaminade Resort & Santa Cruz offers diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Situated on 300 acres, the lush grounds and natural beauty make Chaminade Resort a playground for year-round fun.  Get your sweat on hiking along redwood lined trails, in our extensive fitness center or with an invigorating game of tennis.  Gather the family for fun on the newly developed Sports Lawn for a lively game of horse shoes, disc golf, corn hole or bocce.  Rally your friends together for a competitive Geocache search selecting either the beginner/intermediate level accessible for all ages centered near the resort area traveling 1-2 miles or try your hand at the difficult level for more advanced hikers spread across the entire resort area traveling up to 5 miles.

When it’s time to rewind and relax go for a refreshing dip in the pool, a soothing Himalayan Salt Sauna session, muscle relaxing soak in the hot tub or treat yourself to a massage or facial in our full-service Spa!

Summer at Chaminade Resort & Spa also brings inviting food and beverage experiences.  Start your weekend with wine tasting in the Spa Lounge and Patio followed by Chillin’ & Grillin’ in Linwood’s Bar & Grill, and the very popular Farm to Table monthly dinners with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay.   If you are here during the week, stop by for Tuesday night tacos & tunes, happy hour and so much more.  

For more information, please contact the resort at 831.475.5600 or click here to contact us.

NEWLY DEVELOPED SPORTS LAWN

Our new Sports Lawn is filled with fun and games year-round. From disc golf putting baskets, cornhole, bocce and horsehoes there's no shortage of activity and games at Chaminade Resort & Spa.

  • Horsehoe Pits
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Cornhole
  • Disc Golf Putting Baskets

Resort Pool & Hot Tub

drinks at the pool

Located with steps of six of our guest room villas Chaminade offers an outdoor heated pool year round, poolside cabana rentals, seasonal pool bar and a bubbling whirlpool tub to relax the day away.

Chaminade is blessed with blue skies and pleasant weather throughout the year. Guests will enjoy swimming in the heated, 50-foot outdoor pool, as well as taking in the natural surrounding beauty as they luxuriate in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Poolside food and beverage service is the perfect complement to a day by the pool.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600.

  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Towel Service
  • Poolside Food & Beverage Service
  • Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Daily Cabana Rental

Chaminade cabana

Reserve one of our refreshed poolside cabanas, where you can enjoy additional shade, comfort, and service while you relax poolside in a chic resort cabana.

  • $99 flat fee for the day
  • Cabana rental includes shaded cabana with sectional lounge and towel service.
  • Call the fitness center at 831.465.3444 to learn more and reserve your cabana

The Spa at Chaminade

women at the spa

Immerse yourself in the calm of The Spa at Chaminade with our services and treatments that will rejuvenate your body, lift your soul and relax you mind. A variety of services are available that include Massage, Body Treatments, Skin Care, Express Treatments and Salon Services. For more information contact The Spa at Chaminade at 831.465.3465.

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Four Lighted Tennis Courts & Pickleball

people playing tennis

Play a set with friends on our four lighted tennis courts set among the towering eucalyptus. Racquets and tennis balls may be loaned out to guests at the fitness center, on a first come first serve basis.

Enjoy a game of Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America, on our two lighted courts. Equipment rental is available for all guests. Perfect for all ages and abilities.

Scenic Hiking Trails

couple on hiking trail

With over 3 miles of hiking trail meandering through the resort, you will surely feel miles away from ordinary. A variety of terrain and intensity levels on our trails will suit every guest and make you feel refreshed.

Guests enjoy exploring more than three miles of lush hiking trails meandering through pristine eucalyptus groves and grassy fields. Chaminade boasts 200+ acres and gives guests the opportunity to step out and experience a variety of beautiful terrains. The trails may be enjoyed by hikers of all abilities, but please note that trails are not paved. Maps are available to guests at the Fitness Center and Front Desk.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600 or click here to email us.

Fitness Center

free weights

Looking For a Great Workout?

Come and join us at the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is located inside the 1,700 square foot Spa at Chaminade. With a variety of activities and classes to keep you on track, the Fitness Center will assist you in maintaining your fitness regime.

Equipment

Our fitness facility offers top of the line Cybex equipment. Treadmills, elliptical, stair machines, recumbent and upright bikes. The Fitness Center also has three flat screen televisions with digital TV.

Group Fitness Classes

Classes are offered during both am and pm hours. Whether it's a relaxing Yoga class or fast paced Zumba, we are delighted to offer an array of group fitness classes to meet your needs. 

Locker Room Amenities

Steam rooms and Himalayan Salt Saunas are located in both the men's and women's locker rooms. Towels and shower amenities are available for your convenience.

Pro-shop & Retail Outlet

A wide variety of seasonal clothing adorn our shelves year round. From swim suit cover ups, to Yoga gear, we have a select variety of clothing to keep you motivated and moving.

Fitness Center Memberships

Chaminade Resort & Spa offers a yearly membership for unlimited access to our fitness center, added resort benefits and much more! For membership information, please contact our Recreation & Spa Manager at 831.465.3476 or click here to learn more

FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday

  • 7:00 AM – Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga/Pilates Combo 
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room) 

Tuesday

  • 7:00 AM –Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga 

Wednesday

  • 7:00 AM – Yoga 
  • 8:00 AM – Pilates 
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room) 

Thursday

  • 7:00 AM – Zumba 
  • 8:00 AM – Yoga 

Friday

  • 8:00 AM – Yoga/Pilates Combo 

Saturday

  • 8:00 AM – Yoga

*Holiday hours may alter schedule, please contact the Fitness Directly if you have questions 831-465-3444*

Horseshoes

Geocaching Adventure

Family Friendly Hiking Trails

Four Lighted Tennis Courts

Sports Lawn Games

Poolside Drinks Cabana

Pickleball Fun at the Tennis Courts

Two Bocce Ball Courts

Relaxing Spa

Horseshoes

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